Hardly surprising that in the 21st century to see Christmas candy surface in the stores in September. It is after all; arguably a good time to plan ahead and stock up on goods and gift ideas to make December less of a mad rush.
On a recent school run, I couldn’t help but pick up a Kinder Surprise Chocolate Santa (RRP £2) to see if they are any good.
The formula is simple. It is a Kinder Egg but bigger and in the shape of Santa Claus riding a sleigh. This gives it the edge over any other ‘hollow’ Chocolate Santas out there since a Kinder Egg toy capsule inside. Get the idea?
The chocolate is awesome as always (as the family members who helped consume will also agree) and the surprise inside is also part its own exclusive Christmas wave.
The surprise isn’t a toy as such, but more or less an Ornament for a Christmas tree or a gift tag (as the leaflet suggests). We got the chipmunk in a Santa hat! The best ornament of the bunch is the apparently creepy Kinder Egg man (who is famous for his early appearance in this commercial here.)
For two English pounds you basically get an oversized alternate shaped Kinder Egg with an exclusive collectable inside. This is a worthy stocking filler all in all.